11:00am – 6:00pm by appointment
John Bebirian is a highly skilled and educated Firearms Instructor with a unique ability to provide students, both skilled and novice, with a relaxing and enjoyable learning experience. His slapstick humor and ability to put people at ease has served him well over the past 30 years; first as a licensed Recovery Agent and then as an Firearms Instructor for the States of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina (SLED CWP Instructor).
Additionally, John is a Nevada P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor – Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun – and certified for Nevada PILB and HR218. John is an NRA Life Member and has NRA certifications in too many things to list on a business card (unless you turn it sideways).
He continues his learning at UNLV and CSN, and by taking DHS and OBP courses relating to Bombing Prevention and Active Shooter response. He is a member of IALEFI, GALEFI, ILEETA and the National Sheriff’s association. He is a dog lover, and his support for several Great Pyrenees Rescue associations has added 3 members to his family; his Great Pyreneeses (sp?) Tango, Kash and Ronan.
He teaches our CCWs and GVR Tactical classes, and often lends his expertise to the GVR Ladies Chat and Shoot Meetups. He is available to rent by the hour. He can shoot a playing card in half.
John Nagy has spent over 30 years career in the United States Marine Corps with deployments in every continent he brings real world experience to the GVR training team. John began teaching firearms and tactics to Marines over three decades ago and ended his career as an aerial gunnery instructor. John has taught Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) to special warfare operators and high risk of capture personnel and helped write the Navy’s anti-terrorism and hostage survival program (ATAHS). As a lifelong learner John holds a degree in Military leadership and Firearm Science and has attended the Anti-Terrorism Instructor Course at the JFK Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg NC. He is a graduate of the Nevada Police Officers Standardized Training (POST) and the Nevada Advance Highway Patrol Academy as well as the Academi Advanced Skills Handgun Course and has graduated from the Gunsite Academy with an expert rating.
John currently is qualified as a NRA training counselor certified to qualify others as NRA instructors in basic pistol, rifle and shotgun, defensive pistol, personal protection in and out of the home and Range Safety officers as well as a Refuse to Be a Victim instructor. He is also a certified gunsmith as well as a Chief Range Safety Officer and a United States Concealed Carry Association associate instructor. John is a NSC Emergency Preparedness instructor, a PILB instructor and is authorized to teach handcuffing, baton and OC spray tactics.